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Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:54

Think you might be right, DT.  I've just mailed to see if I can start with them.  You never know, right, but not sure I want to come last.  

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:33

Does that make me an indecent club runner then, Lit?    I think you have to accept that you're a very, very good runner.  Bob Glover characterises by times in his book. I think he's class you as Semi-Elite.  I'm classed as Local Champion in some of my distances (when on form!). But maybe that's a bit more US'ey as I've only won one race (not counting Parkrun) ever.    

Very impressive PB, Skinny .  Amazing and bodes really well for London.  

And another great winning run from Muddy!  

So last week's XC was a bit of a struggle.  Came off the back of 4 days off running due to feeling a bit crappy (ladies issues) and was my least favourite type of course (bastard hilly).  So was miles back in the field compared to normal and yet still finished gasping and feeling my legs had been battered with a sledgehammer. Managed an 11 miler the following day that was much more like normal and a recovery run yesterday.  

I've got Telford 10k on Sunday - not really sure how to approach it as training not been great due to various spells of illnesses and when I entered I put myself down for the faster start in the hope I'd get dragged round to a PB but now I'm not so sure I won't make a tit of myself.  Oh well, it's only 10k .    




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Posted: 25/11/2016 at 10:12

Tommy has made me feel tired.  

I quite fancy that Lathkill race - my Dad grew up on a farm really close to Lathkill dale in Middleton-by-Youlgreave so I always feel a bit of an affinity to that bit of Derbyshire.  

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Posted: 20/11/2016 at 21:11

Well done on the prize!  It is a nice race, hopefully will manage to do it next year! 

Thank goodness you didn't lose your keys in the river!!!

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Posted: 20/11/2016 at 13:00

Apologies to Muddy if we confused you - smallest child had a wardrobe malfunction meaning she was soaking.  It turns out that waterproofs are only waterproof if you bother to pull them down over the wellies before letting them puddle stomp. Who knew?! I had change of clothes but her wellies were soaking on the inside and I didn't want to make her hang around with wet feet in the cold for two hours.  So we just went home.  I hope the organisers aren't dredging the river for us.  How did you get on, Muddy?

Well done on your ludicrous race, Lit.  What's the real race?  

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Posted: 18/11/2016 at 21:29

Haha, that was me last week, Lit.  

Been a quiet week on the running front in that I haven't done any at all on account of first norovirus and then the previous cough/cold, emboldened by the noroviruses suppression of my immune system, has settled nicely on my chest.  Plus one or the other of the kids have been ill for the entire week.  Mucho rubbishness.  However, I am down to do Coombe 8 in an ambitious reprisal of last year where I also did it with a stinking cold and came tenth somehow or other.  I might try a little run in the morning and then see.  

Sounds like hard work, Pete!

Good luck for any other racers this weekend!

Overdone it?

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 10:49

Oooh, a stream!  I like the ones with water features.  I don't think that's a venue for us this time though - we've got Stratford, Warwick Uni, Newbold again (for County Champs) and Wolverhampton (again!).  Stratford will be tough I reckon - it's at Wellcombe Hills country park which is hilly, unsurprisingly.  

Overdone it?

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:48
What was the course like at Chelenham? Real shame everyone wasn't together for the first race.

Overdone it?

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:48
Sounds like a positive day, DT. Surprise finish lines clearly suit you. The standard is much higher than in most races - good reminder really.

I felt rotten when I got home...couldn't get warm, nausea etc. Then spent the evening with a nasty dose of D&V so probably explains my performance. Bit wobbly today but have managed some dry toast. When the results came on we got eighth team in Div 1 (out of 12). Really pleased with that as we got promoted last year. 1st masters team. I was 11th masters so just outside where I'd hope to be.

Overdone it?

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 16:04

Coombe 8 would be good - it's an off-road 8 mile yomp around some muddy filds.  you have to run through a river and leap over some barriers and in and out of bomb craters.  Plus they pay out to 10th place so you might win the cost of entry back!  It does sell out so get in now.  

Nice sub-20 with a can't be arsed bit, Skinny.

I almost didn't do XC due to a cold and tickly cough that's made me do not much this week.  Womaned up and got out and had quite the mediocre race and didn't even quite score for the team so could have stayed home in bed. 7:10 average pace.  Bah.  Sort of enjoyed it though - Beacon Hill never gets any easier but they cancelled the ditch this year since it had been so dry it was all clarted up with rank fetid water.  Can't see how that differed from last year but still.  In the event it rained over night so they could have used it but never mind.   


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